Press Releases – Copyright Clearance Center http://www.copyright.com Rights Licensing Expert Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.copyright.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-ccc-favicon-32x32.png Press Releases – Copyright Clearance Center http://www.copyright.com 32 32 New Report on Digital Transformation in Publishing Reveals Sluggish Progress: Only 25 Percent of Publishers See Themselves as Ahead of Industry Peers http://www.copyright.com/new-report-digital-transformation-publishing-reveals-sluggish-progress-25-percent-publishers-see-ahead-industry-peers/ http://www.copyright.com/new-report-digital-transformation-publishing-reveals-sluggish-progress-25-percent-publishers-see-ahead-industry-peers/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=12267 March 14, 2017 – London, UK. – An in-depth study analyzing digital transformation in the publishing industry and released today… Read more

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March 14, 2017 – London, UK. – An in-depth study analyzing digital transformation in the publishing industry and released today found that 25 percent of publishers see themselves as “lagging” versus the rest of the industry in their current transformation efforts, while only 25 percent feel they are “leading.” The study, which included 25 leading U.S. and U.K. publishers in education; scientific, technical and medical (STM); and trade, was commissioned by software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions Ixxus, along with its parent organization Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creator of content management, discovery and document delivery solutions. Research for the study was conducted by Imbue Partners, LLC. The full report is now available for download.

Overall, the study found that digital transformation in publishing is being driven by consumer demand (41 percent) and the desire for new revenue streams (26 percent) and new products (22 percent). Fifty percent of publishers interviewed are looking for ways to replace declining revenues from print
and advertising, with 41 percent looking to new product options. Publishers unanimously agree that digitization is critical to business growth but are experiencing confusion and frustration at the complexity of the journey.

“Publishing is a legacy industry that is suddenly facing an overwhelming demand for change that will uproot not only its products, but its people, processes and business models. This research gives us a deeper understanding of the challenges – real and perceived – publishers face as they seek to transform,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, CCC. “The good news is that the desire for change is permeating publishing from the top down. We expect increases in investments and shifts in organizational culture to drive digital transformation forward.”

Publishing executives were asked to score their current capabilities and planned future investments in five main elements of digital transformation: content storage, metadata, content agility, discoverability and collaboration. Key findings include:

  • Metadata is a top priority: Metadata ranked as the highest priority for publishers across all verticals (4.6 out of 5), but also represented the largest gap in current organizational ability (2 out of 5). Determined to overcome key challenges and make strategic investments to accelerate their progress, 90 percent of all publishers are planning to invest in metadata over the next three years.
  • Discoverability is a close second: Publishers ranked discoverability as the second most important transformation element (4.5 out of 5) and felt that current abilities were the highest in this category (2.5 out of 5). Roughly 30 percent of publishers reported recent efforts in platform, widget and partner services, with an additional 30 percent actively reviewing new tools to help end users discover content.
  • Content agility is most meaningful to education publishers: Content agility ranked as the third most important element of digital transformation, with a variance across verticals. Education publishers put a higher emphasis on this element as it is a key enabler to personalized learning, targeted content and predictive analytics.
  • Publishers overestimate their abilities when it comes to content storage: Content storage was ranked second to lowest on “importance to the business” as many publishers feel they have already made significant investments in this area. However, most publishers have not solved their content problems and the lack of standardization regarding how and where content is stored complicates external workflow and ease of doing business.
  • Organizational culture blocks collaboration: Publishers used the terms “fragmented,” “inconsistent” and “limited” to describe current automated collaboration abilities and consider email and Excel spreadsheets sufficient tools for content sharing. All agree that collaboration is held back without top-down change leadership and insistence on requisite processes and technology.

In the face of perceived challenges to digital transformation, such as inconsistent standards, updating archives, leading cultural change, requiring new skillsets and evolving technologies, publishers are determined to embrace digitization. In addition to technology tools, publishers plan to hire and/or train employees with more relevant skills to help achieve transformation goals. Full research results are available at https://www.ixxus.com/whitepapers/digital-transformation-journey-publishing-2017/.

CCC and Ixxus support publishers with the tools, technology and transformative new possibilities for content needed to undertake a digital transformation. Additionally, CCC and Ixxus can help publishers maximize the value of their digital assets, optimize internal workflows and manage the production and consumption of big data analytics. Additional services include end-to-end publishing solutions, the integration of information assets across the enterprise, enterprise search and semantic expertise, and continuous improvement of data quality. To learn more about CCC and Ixxus, visit www.coypright.com and www.ixxus.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Allison Stokes
fama PR for CCC
copyright@famapr.com
617-986-5010

Stephanie Weston
Director of Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center
sweston@copyright.com
978-646-2668

ABOUT IXXUS

Ixxus is a leading global provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations produce content to drive growth. With roots in publishing, Ixxus delivers award-winning solutions that accelerate the digital transformation journey. The company’s unique expertise in storage, search, content modeling, editorial and distribution is applicable to any enterprise focused on maximizing the value of their data. Ixxus is a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global leader in content management, discovery and delivery solutions.

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Three More STM Publishers Select Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® Platform to Handle Article Publishing Charges for Open Access Articles http://www.copyright.com/three-stm-publishers-select-copyright-clearance-centers-rightslink-platform-handle-article-publishing-charges-open-access-articles/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:04:23 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11751 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Bone & Joint Publishing, and  IWA Publishing have chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for their Open Access publications using CCC’s RightsLink® platform.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a unique pricing, discount and business rules engine.

AIAA is the premier provider of information on aerospace technology, engineering, and science.  Its titles document the most important developments and the latest research in air and space history.  Its publications make possible the exchange of technical knowledge and information among aerospace professionals.

Bone & Joint Publishing is the publishing imprint of The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, a not-for-profit charity formed in 1953 to advance and improve education in orthopedic surgery and allied branches of surgery.  The Society owns and publishes The Bone & Joint Journal, Bone & Joint Research and Bone & Joint 360.  The Society also publishes EFFORT Open Reviews and the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics.

As a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications, IWA Publishing offers a high-quality, cost-effective service with information delivery in both print and digital format, providing researchers and professionals with up-to-date and authoritative resources.  IWA Publishing publishes 13 impact-factor journals within the field including Water Science and Technology and Hydrology Research.

“RightsLink helps large, mid-size, and small publishers simplify the complexity in open access publishing for authors, their institutions, and their funders,” said Jennifer Goodrich, Director of Product Management, CCC.  “We believe that publishers can use RightsLink to grow and prosper in today’s author-centric publishing environment, which provides a best-in-class experience for authors throughout the article production process.”

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).  The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

Visit CCC and Ixxus at Stand 7C16 at the 2017 London Book Fair. For more information, go to http://www.copyright.com/london/.

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Copyright Clearance Center and Ixxus Announce Sponsorship and Participation in Events at London Book Fair http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-ixxus-announce-sponsorship-participation-events-london-book-fair/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:18:06 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11708 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, and… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, and Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content, have announced their sponsorship and participation in the following events at the 2017 London Book Fair Olympia Conference Center, 13-16 March.

Monday, 13 March, 12:15 – 12:30
The Quantum Conference: Consumer Insights and So Much More

Raiders of the Lost Content – Carl Robinson, Principal Consultant, Ixxus “Reuse is ever the watch-word when it comes to maximizing the value of your content. But how can you reuse content when not only do you not know where to find it, but also you don’t know what it is you’re looking for or whether it existed in the first place? Trying to get to grips with content reuse can be a snake pit, but luckily intrepid adventurer Carl Robinson from Ixxus is here to lead the way. He will explore how to raid lost content to uncover hidden treasures, whip your backlist into shape and avoid the temple of doom. Fedoras optional.”

Monday, 13 March, 12:45
Introduction to Rights Conference
“Aimed at those new to the rights business, it offers the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of every rights opportunity, a vital set of assets in this ever-changing publishing and content creation environment.”

Monday, 13 March, 18:30 – 21:30
Byte the Book Networking Event (The Library, St. Martin’s Lane)
“How can you maximize revenue from your content?”

Tuesday, 14 March, 14:30 – 15:30
Checking-In on the Road to Digital Transformation
“By 2020, Gartner estimates 75% of businesses will be digital or have digital business transformations underway. However, only 30% of those efforts will be successful. Heading down the road to digital transformation can feel like travelling without a guide or a map. For a fix on the publishing industry’s latest digital transformation location, hear a panel of analysts and executives review the findings of a groundbreaking survey of leading publishers in the UK and around the world. How far have we come? Is this a race? Who’s ahead? Will the journey ever end?”

Tuesday, 14 March, Time TBD
What Works? Education Conference

Going Digital – How Publishers Embrace Technology to Ensure Survival – Carl Robinson, Principal Consultant, Ixxus

Wednesday, 15 March, 12:40 – 13:30
Research and Scholarly Forum

The Rise of the Researchers – New Directions in Scholarly Publishing with Tracey Armstrong, CEO and President, CCC
“Armstrong leads a panel discussion exploring how researchers are leading innovation in scientific publishing and finding new roles far from the laboratory bench.” Participants include Vivian Chan, Founder and CEO, Sparrho; Frederick Fenter, Ph.D., Executive Editor, Frontiers; and John Inglis, M.D., Co-founder, bioRxiv, and Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Wednesday, 15 March, 16:00 – 17:00
The Winning Move for Open Access
“In the dynamic Open Access (OA) publishing environment, nothing stands for long. The Gold Road model that allows researchers to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) may have become the preferred route of many funders and institutions, but as OA continues to gather momentum, tracking and reporting compliance have proven challenging. The push is on not only to reduce costs but also to move toward automation and scalability. Learn how integrated workflows based on standards and best practices can help to build an open, sustainable infrastructure. Through innovative approaches that create a seamless workflow, publishers, funders and institutions will make a market together.”

Thursday, 16 March, 11:30 – 12:30
Authentication and the Holy Grail
“Access to content – on any device, at any location – is a critical and growing need in today’s information age. Publishers recognize that users expect simple, reliable and rapid access to content, as well as the highest possible level of data privacy. Yet publishers also need to know who has authorized access to the content they provide to protect it from misuse. Finding the right balance for these frequently conflicting information demands is a smoldering problem across the industry. The solution may include both technology and increased collaboration. Towards that end, the Universal Resource Access initiative is conducting pilot projects to develop solutions to provide access and security. The panel will share insights on the challenges faced as well as hopes for finding the holy grail of ‘single sign-on’: reliable and unified authentication and access control for any authorized user across any device. Participants include Andy Halliday, Identify Product Owner, Springer Nature; Helen Malone, Director, Information Resources, GlaxoSmithKline; and Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, International Association of STM Publishers.”

Copyright Clearance Center acquired London-based Ixxus in May 2016. With offices in the UK, US, Spain and Romania, Ixxus is now a wholly owned subsidiary of CCC. Visit CCC and Ixxus at Stand 7C16 at the 2017 London Book Fair. For more information, go to http://www.copyright.com/london/.

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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-announces-enhancements-rightfind-xml-mining-2/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:20:20 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11608 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. RightFind XML for Mining allows customers to make discoveries and connections available only in full text by providing XML-formatted subscribed content and enabling discovery and purchase of articles that fall outside company subscriptions, offering the most complete article collection for text mining.

This release includes several major product enhancements, that:

– Deliver powerful new search functionality – Control precision and recall by specifying whether query terms should be expanded with synonyms, and requiring exact phrases or alphanumeric strings. Also, support has been enhanced for Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), making these queries easier and shorter for users.

– Enable access to new content – Access MEDLINE citation records where abstract or full-text content is missing by specifying whether to include these records in project results.

– Show comprehensive usage data – View XML usage by journal title and subscription status, and download a usage report for the entire organization.

– Provide new metadata reports – Review titles, journals, authors, publication dates, and other metadata for articles in specific projects.

“Life sciences companies are relying on text mining to drive their research and development efforts now more than ever,” said Lauren Tulloch, Senior Director, Corporate Products and Services, CCC. “We continue to work closely with customers worldwide to solve the content quality and licensing challenges that impede these workflows to accelerate scientific research.”

XML for Mining is built on CCC’s RightFind® platform, which helps customers access, share and manage content anytime, anywhere, while respecting copyright. Colleagues can use a single platform to connect instantly to full-text articles from subscriptions, Open Access channels, local holdings, and document delivery.

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ACS Publications to Join Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind® XML for Mining Solution http://www.copyright.com/acs-publications-join-copyright-clearance-centers-rightfind-xml-mining-solution/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:45:15 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11582 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, is participating in RightFind® XML for Mining, CCC’s cloud-based solution for obtaining content and rights for commercial text mining.

XML for Mining empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) content, enabling publishers to offer life science companies controlled access to full-text articles in native XML format for import into their preferred text mining software.

With XML for Mining, customers make discoveries and connections available only in full text by providing XML-formatted subscribed content and enabling discovery and purchase of articles that fall outside company subscriptions, offering the most complete article collection for text mining.

“ACS publishes some of the highest quality and highest impact research in the world,” said Lauren Tulloch, Senior Director, Corporate Products and Services, CCC. “ACS’s premium chemistry research was one of the top requests from our life science customers and significantly enhances the value of the solution for a wide range of research-and-development organizations.”

“Given recent advances in text and data mining technologies, ACS is proud to partner with CCC on its XML for Mining service, expanding the accessibility and utility of ACS research articles,” said Jonathan Morgan, Director of Digital Strategy, ACS Publications. “Each year, readers access ACS articles nearly 100 million times, ensuring a high degree of visibility and recognition for authors that publish in titles including Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Organic Letters. This relationship will provide even greater visibility for the leading research published in these 50 peer-reviewed journals.”

XML for Mining is built on CCC’s RightFind® platform, which helps customers access, share and manage content anytime, anywhere, while respecting copyright. Colleagues can use a single platform to connect instantly to full-text articles from subscriptions, Open Access channels, local holdings, and document delivery.

Using RightFind XML for Mining, commercial life science users identify and download collections of full-text XML articles from thousands of peer-reviewed journals produced by 50 STM publishers. All content in RightFind XML for Mining is pre-authorized for use in commercial text mining projects for internal purposes.

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Copyright Clearance Center Hosts Republication and Content Reuse Roundtable http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-hosts-republication-content-reuse-roundtable/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:45:56 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11429 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, recently… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, recently brought together permissions acquisition experts to network, share views, and help shape the future requirements and workflows of republication and content reuse markets. The “Republication and Content Reuse Roundtable” took place at the Harvard Club in New York City.

The Roundtable was an interactive session focused on obtaining permissions for republication and reuse. Participants identified issues and considered opportunities with current permission acquisition workflows through discussions and roundtable activities. Specific challenges and potential solutions included: (1) recognizing the most time-consuming elements within the workflow, such as pre-work tasks at the beginning of a project, (2) exploring ways to renew expired permissions, whether though notifications or automatic renewal options, (3) offering a projects tool to help track permissions and improve efficiency, (4) improving the buyer experience, such as sending invoices and account statements to the buyer and not the client or end user, (5) identifying the need to obtain high-resolution image files along with rights, (6) allowing more opportunities to communicate with rightsholders, and (7) providing more real-time status updates for permission requests.

“CCC is committed to a customer-focused approach to product development and improvement, as evidenced by this successful roundtable,” said Darren Gillgrass, CCC’s Director, Rightsholder Products and Services. “Direct feedback from engaged attendees, who shared pain points, as well as potential solutions, is incredibly valuable to us. We’ll continue to offer more republication events like this to foster dialogue with our customers.”

CCC’s Republication Service is the most comprehensive source for clearing third-party permissions in one location. With this service, users can accelerate time-to-market and avoid high costs of one-off negotiations by securing both print and digital permissions from a growing repertory of works offered by hundreds of participating rightsholders.

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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-announces-enhancements-rightfind-xml-mining/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:25:40 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11102 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) content. RightFind XML for Mining allows customers to make discoveries and connections available only in full text by providing XML-formatted subscribed content, and enabling discovery and purchase of articles that fall outside company subscriptions, offering the most complete article collection for text mining.

The product enhancements allow the user to:

– Discover full-text scientific articles with powerful new search functionality: A new Lucene search capability enables users to build sophisticated queries using any indexed field.

– Share projects with colleagues: Teams of researchers can collaborate to build queries, review results, and ensure the optimal output for downstream text mining activities.

– Access the most recent, up-to-date content: New synchronization architecture provides the latest article versions for users’ text mining projects.

– Make text mining queries with improved cross-publisher normalization: The JATS XML output has been enhanced to include new metadata fields for normalized sections of the full-text article, reducing workflow inefficiencies that plague other methods of acquiring full-text XML content from multiple publishers.

“Life sciences companies increasingly rely on text mining to drive their research and development efforts,” said Lauren Tulloch, Senior Director, Corporate Products and Services, CCC. “We are working closely with customers worldwide to solve the content quality and licensing challenges that impede these workflows, thereby accelerating scientific research.”

XML for Mining is built on CCC’s RightFind® platform, which helps customers access, share and manage content anytime, anywhere, while respecting copyright. Colleagues can use a single platform to connect instantly to full-text articles from subscriptions, Open Access channels, local holdings, and document delivery.

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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® Content Workflow Solution http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-announces-enhancements-rightfind-content-workflow-solution/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:54:10 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=11034 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® content workflow solution.

The RightFind 7.1 software release features a more intuitive user experience for RightFind personal and shared libraries, which make it easy to store, organize, and collaborate on published content within teams and across the enterprise. Specifically, these libraries facilitate collaboration among global teams by making it easy to share comments or annotations and rate documents. Also, it simplifies copyright compliance with seamless checking of rights to share content or purchase the permissions for the content.

“RightFind shared and personal libraries provide one convenient workflow to purchase, organize, and collaborate on content to increase productivity and drive innovation,” said Lauren Tulloch, Senior Director, Corporate Products and Services, CCC. “I am pleased to provide our clients with a tool that supports vital activities such as monitoring competitive intelligence, organizing content by research areas, and centralizing published materials to support patent and regulatory submissions.”

RightFind, the largest document-delivery service, offers users immediate, easy access to a full range of content from thousands of journals while helping managers optimize those purchases and make informed content spending decisions.

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Business Professionals Share Published Information Regardless of Copyright Implications http://www.copyright.com/business-professionals-share-published-information-regardless-copyright-implications/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:13:46 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=10988 Danvers, Mass. – Third-party published content is regularly shared by 38% of business professionals without consideration of copyright, despite the… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Third-party published content is regularly shared by 38% of business professionals without consideration of copyright, despite the acknowledgement of serious risks and implications of copyright infringement by 74% of those business professionals. This per results from a new survey by Outsell, Inc. commissioned and released by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and its subsidiary RightsDirect.

The 2016 Information Seeking, Consumption and Use Survey – North America and Europe examines the global trends in how information is consumed, used and shared and the importance of copyright awareness in today’s workplace. The results were compared with the findings of the research conducted in 2013 to identify shifts in behaviors and attitudes.

Content Sharing and Consumption on the Rise, Copyright Awareness at a Low

Content sharing is essential in business today, the study shows, as it fosters collaboration and speeds up innovation.

– 97% of respondents share content with their team monthly, and 38% say that they forward information without thinking about copyright issues.
– 26% of executives share content without thinking about copyright.

– More than one-third (36%) of all shared information is externally published, down from 41% in 2013.
– 69% share information with clients, 68% share with business partners, and 65% share content with colleagues in international locations.

– Since 2013, the number of instances of content sharing (forwarding work-related information such as articles, pictures, and video clips) has dropped from seven times a week to five, while the number of people the content is shared with has declined from eleven to an average of nine people a week.

Shifts in Sharing Methods

Although email is still the most frequent means of sharing information, users are increasingly choosing to make information available to colleagues through shared network drives and intranet postings as well as collaboration tools such as Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox and CRM systems.

– Email remains the most widely used tool for information sharing; 66% of respondents send email attachments, 51% share links and 39% paste text into an email.
– Sharing content in email attachments has dropped since 2013, from 87% of respondents to 66%.

– Collaboration tools made significant gains in popularity, with 24% of respondents
reporting use versus only 11% in 2011.

Executives Share a High Volume of Content, Much of it from Third Party Sources

Executives have a greater appetite for sharing content than middle management and individual contributors, per the survey. Executives share more regularly (nearly seven times per week), share with more people each time (12), and are more likely to share information published by third parties (41%) than internal information or material produced by colleagues within the company.

In competitive, mission-critical or time-critical situations, nearly a third of executives (73%) said they will forward relevant information that will give their organization the competitive edge.

“Protecting intellectual property rights is everyone’s responsibility – knowledge workers,
information managers and executives. A solid understanding of what copyright infringement constitutes is critical,” said Jo McShea, VP & Lead Analyst, Outsell. “The potential for exposure to copyright abuse is proliferating. Data from our study indicates more than a third of shared content is from external sources, coupled with a broader base of people with whom information is shared and growing usage of new methods of sharing information such as collaboration networks.”

“It’s vital for organizations to adjust for trends in workflow patterns and to ensure that their copyright policies and educational measures are up to standards to mitigate risk,” said Gretchen Gasser-Ellis, Senior Vice President, Product and Operations, CCC. “Those parties responsible for copyright adherence have their hands full to make sure their organizations’ copyright policies and employee training curriculum consider workflow trends, sharing methods and behavioral nuances related to the user’s role, industry, or geography.”

About the Report
Copyright Clearance Center and its subsidiary RightsDirect commissioned independent research firm Outsell, Inc., to survey more than 900 business professionals in North America and Europe to identify the trends in four critical content and copyright areas: information access and consumption, content usage and document delivery, information sharing behaviors, and intellectual property and copyright awareness. Outsell achieved a 95% confidence level in its findings with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.26%.

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Copyright Clearance Center Launches RightFind™ Music http://www.copyright.com/copyright-clearance-center-launches-rightfind-music/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:15:59 +0000 http://www.copyright.com/?p=10807 Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces the… Read more

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Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces the launch of RightFind™ Music, a search and file management website designed to help customers find, download and manage music from APM Music’s collection of more than 500,000 tracks licensed for use in presentations and video.

RightFind Music includes a Music Use License which gives employees the rights to use high-quality music to enhance training, marketing and sales presentations videos.

RightFind Music:
– Simplifies copyright compliance
– Helps users find, download, share and manage music tracks
– Saves time and money by eliminating the need to get permissions for individual music tracks and offers a predictable annual license fee

“Our customers told us they receive numerous music sync rights requests to use popular songs in company presentations, but they cannot fulfill them because it’s time-consuming, expensive, or not possible,” said Lauren Tulloch, Senior Director, Corporate Products and Services, CCC. “Using APM Music’s powerful search and management tools, RightFind Music provides users with the most comprehensive music classification system for production music with a deep and rich filter system that makes it fast and easy to find the perfect music for presentations and video.”

“We were looking for opportunities to expand our footprint in the corporate marketplace, and partnering with CCC made perfect sense,” said Adam Taylor, President, APM Music. “By combining CCC’s 35 years of experience in copyright licensing and APM Music’s 33 years of providing production music for leading producers in film, television, corporate productions and advertising, RightFind Music provides CCC clients access to our extensive catalog along with our intuitive project management tools that make it simple for users to create, edit, manage and download tracks as well as to collaborate with colleagues and contractors.”

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